California Historic Landmarks

Hangman's Tree

Site Information

The Handman's Tree Bar, complete with mannequin hanging from a noose.
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Landmark Number: 141
Location: 305 Main Street, Placerville, El Dorado County
Marker Plaque: one or more plaques placed by civic organizations or other groups

Description

The "Hangman's Tree" stood on this site in 1849 when Placerville was called "Hang Town". The site was formerly a Hay Yard. The stump of the tree is under the bar which presently occupies the site.

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A plaque on the front of the building.

 

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